Type-44 front bearing removal/install

Ameer Antar antar at comcast.net
Mon Sep 8 22:09:24 EDT 2003

I think you're right. In the Bentley, the diagram says to grease the bearing housing lightly w/ the special grease in the bearing kit, but in the procedure it has a caution which says not to grease the bearing seat. Also, the kit I got has no special grease. A little confusing to say the least. So, I'm thinking maybe the drawing is generic for 80's Audi models, but the procedure text is probably correct. Unless there is some difference between bearing housing vs. bearing seat. Anyone know what Audi meant here? Thanks.


---Original Message---
From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
Date: 9/8/03 9:15:32 AM
Subject: Re: Type-44 front bearing removal/install

Isn't grease a no-no in the pressed fit bearing installations?  I thought
it took up too much room in the housing and caused bearing distortion.   I
seem to remember reading about both bearing failures and bearings falling
out under stress when installed with grease in the housing.

At 09:39 AM 09/08/2013 -0400, Denis wrote:

>     replace the bearing: use grease around the bearing, and use press again
>to put it back. If no press use 3/4 nut and bolt and a big thick washer and
>squeese the bearing in. I  did prefer bolt methode, so i m suree  i do it
>carefully without damage the  seal, cause i  dont have press ;-(.
>BE CAREFUL to  DONT damage the seal..... the garage where they put my
>bearing in, damaged just a little, enought to let water get in and after 1
>year my bearing is  over .....shit
>I did on  2 Audi and it work well. I have to  do  it again on my 5000TQ.

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